Sunday, January 3, 2016

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN

John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  formersouthsideboy@gmail.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY
    http://chuckmanportstanley.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

POSTCARD - TORONTO - TEMPLE BUILDING - FACE-ON - 1913


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUTTON PLACE HOTEL - 955 BAY - ENTRANCE - SOME CALLED IT GLUTTON PLACE - OPENED 1967


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH AREA - THE DRIVEWAY - AERIAL - MANY PEDESTRIANS AND CARS - 1938


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH AREA - ENTRANCE TO THE BOULEVARD - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH AMUSEMENT PARK - ROLLER-COASTER - AEROPLANE - MERRY-GO-ROUND - CROWD - NICE VERSION - 1952


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH - CROWD - PAVILION - UMBRELLAS - LOOKING W - INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH - BATHING PAVILION FROM WATER - BIG CROWD - 1940s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH - AERIAL JUST VW OF PAVILION - NOTE CAFE - MAPLE LEAF SERIES - 1927


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH - AERIAL FROM CORNER OF PAVILION - CROWD - CHILDREN'S SLIDE - LAND OF MAPLE LEAF - 1927


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH - AERIAL - NOTE HORSEBACK RIDING - 1929


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BATHING PAVION - BIG CROWD - LAND OF MAPLE LEAF SERIES - TINTED - 1927


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BATHING BEACH - BIG CROWD - VIEW ALONG SHORE - 1928


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE AMUSEMENT PARK - LOOKING E - MANY CARS PARKED - 1932


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - POOL - AERIAL - HUGE CROWD - 1930s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - ON THE BOARDWALK PROMENADE - BIG CROWD - COLONIAL TERRACE RESTAURANT - NICE VERSION - c1940


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - LOOKING W FROM ABOUT SUNNYSIDE AVE - c1930


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - HEATED SWIMMING POOL - AERIAL - HUGE CROWD - 1930s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - AWAY FROM AMUSEMENT AREA - LOOKING TOWARDS INN - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - AERIAL - LOOKING W - 1942


POSTCARD - TORONTO - STEAMER DALHOUSIE CITY - CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMERS - NIAGARA FALLS PORT DALHOUSIE AND TORONTO - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST. CHARLES HOTEL - KING AND YONGE - RESTAURANT - MEETING PLACE OF TORONTO'S ELITE - 1908


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST REGIS HOTEL


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST LAWRENCE MARKET - AERIAL - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST GEORGE - MAYBE THE GOODERHAM MANSION ON RIGHT - 1909


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST GEORGE - LOOKING N - CARRIAGE - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST CLAIR - NOTE STREETCAR MEDIAN - ONE APARTMENT ON RIGHT - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST CLAIR - CENTRAL MEDIAN FOR STREETCARS - 1921


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST CHARLES HOTEL - KING AND YONGE - FRENCH ROOM - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST ANDREW'S COLLEGE - HIGHLAND CADETS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SPADINA CRESCENT - CITY DAIRY - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SPADINA AVE - LOOKING S FROM ABOVE COLLEGE - TELEPHONE POLES PAINTED WHITE - HUGE ROOF SIGN CENTRE RIGHT - 1916


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SPADINA AVE - LOOKING N - KNOX COLLEGE - WAGONS - AWNINGS ON BANK - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SPADINA AVE - JUST S OF COLLEGE - NOTE ALL THE HORSE DROPPINGS AND BROOM MEN TO CLEAN - 1903


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SNOW SHOE GIRL - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE FROM LAKE - NOTE BANK OF MONTREAL NOT QUITE FINISHED - 1975


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE AND HARBOUR - FROM LAKE LEVEL - 1937


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE AND DOCKS - AERIAL - LOOKING N - SHIPS - NO GARDINER - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE - LOOKING S FROM ABOUT COURTS - AERIAL - c1980


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE - EVENING - 1993


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE - AERIAL FROM WATERFRONT - T-D CENTRE COMPLETED 1969 - NOTE ALL THE PARKING LOTS


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE - AERIAL - FROM PARKING S OF RAIL YARDS - NEW CIBC - T-D - c1972


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SITE OF FORT ROUILLE - TORONTO'S BIRTHPLACE 1749 - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SIMPSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE - TREASURE HOUSE - NICE VERSION - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SIMPSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE - ST REGIS ROOM FOR WOMEN'S FASHION - NICE VERSION - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SIMPSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE - QUEEN STREET WINDOW - RMS QUEEN MARY - 1936


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SIMPSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE - ARCADIAN COURT RESTAURANT - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SIMPSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE - ACADIAN COURT RESTAURANT - NOTE ART DECO CHANDELIERS ADDED - NICE VERSION - 1950s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SIMPSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE - ACADIAN COURT - AERIAL - BIG CROWD - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SICK CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - PREVIOUS BUILDING - COLLEGE STREET - TINTED - c1910